The use of drugs in food animal production has resulted in benefits throughout the food industry; however, their use has also raised public health safety concerns.
The Use of Drugs in Food Animals provides an overview of why and how drugs are used in the major food-producing animal industries--poultry, dairy, beef, swine, and aquaculture. The volume discusses the prevalence of human pathogens in foods of animal origin. It also addresses the transfer of resistance in animal microbes to human pathogens and the resulting risk of human disease.
The committee offers analysis and insight into these areas
- Monitoring of drug residues. The book provides a brief overview of how the FDA and USDA monitor drug residues in foods of animal origin and describes quality assurance programs initiated by the poultry, dairy, beef, and swine industries.
- Antibiotic resistance. The committee reports what is known about this controversial problem and its potential effect on human health.
The volume also looks at how drug use may be minimized with new approaches in genetics, nutrition, and animal management. November
"The selected areas give a true picture of the major issues that must be considered in the assessment of the current state and in drawing conclusions for further advancement in coping with topical and significant problems which can affect human and animal health, economics, of animal production, an the environment... The publication of a review of the topical state of drug use in food animals in a book prepared by highly competent teams is without doubt a praiseworthy deed. In spite of certain particulars of the situation in the USA, its importance is much wider and more general from the viewpoint of the current efforts at worldwide harmonisation of regulations and procedures in the whole area of drug use."
--ACTA Veterinaria BRNO, December 2000
"...balanced and up-to-date... well-argued and thoughtful recommendations..."
--The Canadian Veterinary Journal, February 2000
"[This book] is interesting and imperative for any well-stocked library. Easy to read, this collection of articles provides relevant information... It is well worth reading to get the views of this group of well-informed people on a topic that is full of subjective views."
--New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 43, 2000
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